Angele Liboiron

Angele Liboiron is an aspiring author who spent her childhood on the prairies developing an ongoing fascination with history and the written word. Now residing in a small town in Alberta, Canada, when she isn’t working, she spends her time researching and writing historical novels that center around faith in God.

Book Reviews by Angele Liboiron

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Between Lions and Lambs

Pastor Ezekiel Clemens is a self-professed televangelist whose reputation is built on lies and deceit. Alongside him, is his lifelong friend Gerald Lambough who does his best to cover up Ezekiel’s transgressions.

Between Lions and Lambs is a heavy read. I don’t say this to discourage, I say it because if you are looking for a fun and entertaining read with a hopeful outcome, this is not it. These characters are deeply flawed in spirit with no moral compass. As bad as Ezekiel is with his drinking and prostitutes, his apparently ‘righteous’ friend Gerald is just as bad or perhaps...

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Awakening

“If we follow the Lord, we may not arrive at the place we intended to go… But we always end up at the place he wants us to be.” Inspirational words from author Claudia Cangilla McAdam’s young adult novel Awakening.

It’s Easter Passover and teenager Ronni can’t figure out one of the most important elements of Catholic faith. Why did Jesus agree to suffer and die for our sins? Why would God allow such a horrible thing to happen? Why didn’t He intervene and prevent his Son’s death? In Ronni’s own first person narrative: “Why would anybody ...

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Cowgirl Down: Redneck Debutante Series

Cowgirl Down is Jenny Hammerle’s wonderful sequel to the young adult novel Redneck Debutante. It continues the story of Rachael Harte, a young city girl who moves to a small, country town. Rachael is finally ready to tell her friend, Travis, she has deeper feelings for him, when the unthinkable happens. She sees him kiss an unknown, beautiful girl, “That kiss told Rachael all she needed to know. It wasn’t the casual kiss of strangers or even of old friends. It was something much more. The kiss, though only on the cheek, spoke of a closeness Rachael could only guess meant something muc...

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The Rising

 Do you believe in miracles?

Father Cleary is returning home from presiding over Marion Klien’s wake when he receives a phone call from a hysterical woman claiming that Marion has risen from the dead. Knowing this is not possible, Fr. Cleary goes back to the funeral home and is astonished to see that Marion is indeed alive. Not only has she been resurrected from the dead, but after she has been examined by medical professionals, it appears that the cancerous tumors that have plagued her for years have vanished.

Earlier that day at Marion Klien’s wake, Father Cleary asks the mourners ...

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Visions

A real life story of faith.

If you’re looking for a story that will take you on a spiritual journey, you will not be disappointed with Victor S E Murbarak’s novel Visions.
 
Three children, Helen, her brother Tim, and best friend June, are on their way to a church youth club when they see Jesus sitting on a bench in the park. He tells the children to go to their priest, Father Ignatius, and ask him to pray for peace.
 
The children are disappointed when it appears as though no one believes that they’ve met Jesus. Helen and Tim’s doubting fa...

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia (5)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sail to the end of the world?            

Brother and sister, Edmund and Lucy, are sent to spend the summer with their obnoxious cousin, Eustace. While the children are admiring a painting of an odd looking ship, the water within the picture begins to move. The next thing they know all three of the cousins are sucked into the painting and transported to the land of Narnia. They find themselves looking up at King Caspian’s ship, the Dawn Treader. They are rescued from the water and taken aboard, whe...

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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia 6)

The Silver Chair is the 6th novel in C.S. Lewis’s beloved series The Chronicles of Narnia. A splendid adventure about faith, courage, and the perseverance it takes to follow the Lord’s will.

Cousin Eustace and Jill Pole are among the many children at their boarding school being picked on by bullies. While they’re trying to escape their tormentors, Eustace pulls open a door, and he and Jill find themselves magically transported to the land of Narnia.

The ruler of Narnia, King Caspian, is old and in failing health with no heir to his throne. Years earlier his wife wa...

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The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia - 1)

Every good story has a back story. In this prequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis tells the story of how the world of Narnia began.            

Digory and Polly are exploring a passageway between their houses when they mistakenly stumble into crazy Uncle Andrew’s study. He claims to be a magician and tricks Polly into putting on a magic ring that makes her disappear. Worried for the wellbeing of his friend, Digory puts on a ring too and both are transported to another universe. 

When Digory unkno...

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The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia (7)

All worlds must come to an end. As the title implies, The Last Battle is the final novel in C.S. Lewis’s series The Chronicles of Narnia--one final adventure with an ending unlike any other.   

A dishonest ape finds a lion skin in the woods and employs a false prophet to wear it and pretend to be Aslan. After hundreds of years of silence, rumors spread that Aslan has returned to Narnia. Narnians rejoice over this news; however, it isn’t long before they begin to question this new Aslan. Why does he speak only through an ape and not directly to them as he did in the ...

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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia 4)

Only the faithful believe in what they can’t see.  

Young Prince Caspian, the rightful ruler of the land of Narnia, finds himself on the run from his usurping Uncle Miraz who would rather see his nephew dead than anything. Miraz now rules Narnia with an iron fist, threatening the freedom of all the talking animals. Caspian puts together an army to back his rightful claim to the throne. In a moment of desperation, he is forced to blow the magic horn of the legendary Queen Susan, which pulls the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, back to the land of Narnia.

One mome...

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The Sacred Path

In a world very different from our own, Father John takes it upon himself to do what nobody dares, stand up for what is right.

Author Rick Cassian presents to us a new America, where newly elected leader Crispin Locke enforces his “Three Self Law”. The law is designed to promote unity and peace among Americans by making everyone equal. At first glance, this seems like a good idea, but soon the law is taken too far. All clergymen must abandon their own beliefs in favor of one government-approved religion. Those who choose to preach that Jesus Christ is the only way to God are removed from their mini...

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Do No Harm: A Novel

He was trained to save lives, but doing his job could cost him everything.

Do No Harm by Fiorella de Maria Nash was a more thought-provoking read than I thought it would be. The author tackles the controversial issue of living wills and what happens when one is broken.

Like all medical professionals, Dr. Matthew Kimble took an oath to save lives and do no harm. When an attempted suicide victim enters the hospital on his shift, Dr. Kimble does what he does every day – he attempts to save her life. What’s different this time is that the patient, Daisy, has a living will i...

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Redneck Debutante

An excellent read for young adults!

Fifteen year old Rachael Harte is looking forward to becoming a debutante – a rite of passage for young women, with a lavish gala presenting them to society. However, just as she receives the invitation, her father is charged with embezzlement and her perfect life begins to unravel. Now she must leave the prospect of becoming a debutante and her boyfriend Colten to go and live with her Aunt Margret in the small town of Fruitville, Florida. Despite the miles between them, Rachael and Colten decide to try to make the long distance relationship work. Can they survive on m...

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The Cameo

World War II is over and Captain James Marsh is having a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He returns to England from the Far East and looks forward to a quiet life in his newly rented country home, Markham House.

While a maid is cleaning, she finds a cameo of the Virgin Mary hidden in a windowsill of one of the upstairs bedrooms. James has the cameo appraised and discovers it to be worth a fair amount of money. He decides to search for the owner and places an advertisement in the local newspaper.

He receives word from a Miss Bromley that her now deceased grandmother, Claire Ashford, once lived i...

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The Book of Helen

Exiled from her kingdom by her stepsons, Helen of Troy must redefine herself, not as a powerful queen, but as a simple peasant woman.

The story begins thirty years after the fall of Troy. Her husband, Menelaus is dead, and Helen, now in her sixties, is forced to give up her crown and leave Sparta for good. Aided only by a newly acquired scribe named Pythia, Helen travels to the island of Rhodes where she is taken in by an old childhood friend, Queen Polyoxox. The question is, has Poloxox taken Helen in to provide her with sanctuary or does the powerful queen have another motive?

With no throne, no fa...

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